Meet Emmy Wildwood. The indie pop siren’s wet, experimental pop is heavy with hooks and drenched in a dreamlike nostalgia and meditative longing. Earlier this year, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist released her downcast gem “Down Down,” which earned praise from Galore and Papermag, with its candid video shot in a “by-the-hour love motel” in Chelsea Piers, NY, by Mitski collaborator Bao Ngo. Armed with the swagger of PJ Harvey and the smolder of Tori Amos, the fast rising upstart fires back with her latest offering: the triumphant empowerment anthem “Everything Hurts”—distributed via AWAL. The track has already garnered praise from BUST magazine, NYLON, Uproxx, The Line Of Best Fit, The 405, and more.
Wildwood plunged head-first into her burgeoning solo career back in 2013, after releasing a final album with her former punk band VELTA, which included a collaboration with TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone (“Let’s Get Married”). Her debut EP Mean Love earned co-signs from Ryan Seacrest and Patricia Fields, as well as features in Refinery29, HuffPost, Daily Dot, Kick Kick Snare, Indie Shuffle, Logo’s NewNowNext, IMPOSE, and more. Following the release, Wildwood dropped a one-two punch of singles: “Scream,” written exclusively for FOX’s “Scream Queens” soundtrack, and “Breathe Me / Lean On,” an artful mash-up of Sia’s “Breathe Me” and Major Lazer’s “Lean On.”
Based between her native Tucson, Arizona & Los Angeles, California, the singer-songwriter doubles as a fashion curator and stylist via her company Secret Weapon Fashion, with over 47,000 followers and growing. The line—fka Tiger Blanket and located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn—has earned Wildwood a spread in Italian Vogue, a collaboration with Converse, and even Time Out New York’s title of “Most Fashionable.